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50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God

50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God Book
Author : Guy P. Harrison
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9781591025672
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Lists fifty popular reasons people believe in a god and discusses their validity, including divine justice, beliefs on creationism, and fear of the afterlife.

50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God

50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God Book
Author : Guy P. Harrison
Publisher : Prometheus Books
Release : 2009-09-18
ISBN : 1615920048
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Many books that challenge religious belief from a skeptical point of view take a combative tone that is almost guaranteed to alienate believers or they present complex philosophical or scientific arguments that fail to reach the average reader. This is undoubtably an ineffective way of encouraging people to develop critical thinking about religion. This unique approach to skepticism presents fifty commonly heard reasons people often give for believing in a God and then raises legitimate questions regarding these reasons, showing in each case that there is much room for doubt. Whether you're a believer, a complete skeptic, or somewhere in between, you'll find this review of traditional and more recent arguments for the existence of God refreshing, approachable, and enlightening. From religion as the foundation of morality to the authority of sacred books, the compelling religious testimony of influential people, near-death experiences, arguments from Intelligent Design, and much more, Harrison respectfully describes each rationale for belief and then politely shows the deficiencies that any good skeptic would point out. As a journalist who has traveled widely and interviewed many highly accomplished people, quite a number of whom are believers, the author appreciates the variety of belief and the ways in which people seek to make religion compatible with scientific thought. Nonetheless, he shows that, despite the prevalence of belief in God or religious belief in intelligent people, in the end there are no unassailable reasons for believing in a God. For skeptics looking for appealing ways to approach their believing friends or believers who are not afraid to consider a skeptical challenge, this book makes for very stimulating reading.

50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True

50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True Book
Author : Guy P. Harrison
Publisher : Prometheus Books
Release : 2012-01-03
ISBN : 1616144963
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“What would it take to create a world in which fantasy is not confused for fact and public policy is based on objective reality?" asks Neil deGrasse Tyson, science popularizer and author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. "I don't know for sure. But a good place to start would be for everyone on earth to read this book." Maybe you know someone who swears by the reliability of psychics or who is in regular contact with angels. Or perhaps you're trying to find a nice way of dissuading someone from wasting money on a homeopathy cure. Or you met someone at a party who insisted the Holocaust never happened or that no one ever walked on the moon. How do you find a gently persuasive way of steering people away from unfounded beliefs, bogus cures, conspiracy theories, and the like? This down-to-earth, entertaining exploration of commonly held extraordinary claims will help you set the record straight. The author, a veteran journalist, has not only surveyed a vast body of literature, but has also interviewed leading scientists, explored "the most haunted house in America," frolicked in the inviting waters of the Bermuda Triangle, and even talked to a "contrite Roswell alien." He is not out simply to debunk unfounded beliefs. Wherever possible, he presents alternative scientific explanations, which in most cases are even more fascinating than the wildest speculation. For example, stories about UFOs and alien abductions lack good evidence, but science gives us plenty of reasons to keep exploring outer space for evidence that life exists elsewhere in the vast universe. The proof for Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster may be nonexistent, but scientists are regularly discovering new species, some of which are truly stranger than fiction. Stressing the excitement of scientific discovery and the legitimate mysteries and wonder inherent in reality, this book invites readers to share the joys of rational thinking and the skeptical approach to evaluating our extraordinary world.

50 Simple Questions for Every Christian

50 Simple Questions for Every Christian Book
Author : Guy P. Harrison
Publisher : Prometheus Books
Release : 2013-03-19
ISBN : 1616147288
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written in a respectful and conversational style, this unique book is designed to promote constructive dialogue and foster mutual understanding between Christians and non-Christians. The author, a skeptic and journalist, asks basic questions about Christian belief. What is the born-again experience? Why would God want to sacrifice his only son for the world? Do miracles really happen? How reliable is the Bible? What is the rapture? Why isn't everyone a Christian? Each question is followed by commentary and analysis that is skeptical and tough but never argumentative or condescending. Christians will find the book useful as a basis for developing their apologetics, while skeptics will welcome Harrison's probing rational analysis of religious claims.

Think

Think Book
Author : Guy P. Harrison
Publisher : Prometheus Books
Release : 2013-11-05
ISBN : 161614808X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Think more critically, learn to question everything, and don't let your own brain trip you up. This fresh and exciting approach to science, skepticism, and critical thinking will enlighten and inspire readers of all ages. With a mix of wit and wisdom, it challenges everyone to think like a scientist, embrace the skeptical life, and improve their critical thinking skills. Think shows you how to better navigate through the maze of biases and traps that are standard features of every human brain. These innate pitfalls threaten to trick us into seeing, hearing, thinking, remembering, and believing things that are not real or true. Guy Harrison's straightforward text will help you trim away the nonsense, deflect bad ideas, and keep both feet firmly planted in reality. With an upbeat and friendly tone, Harrison shows how it's in everyone's best interest to question everything. He brands skepticism as a constructive and optimistic attitude--a way of life that anyone can embrace. An antidote to nonsense and delusion, this accessible guide to critical thinking is the perfect book for anyone seeking a jolt of inspiration.

At Least Know This

At Least Know This Book
Author : Guy P. Harrison
Publisher : Prometheus Books
Release : 2018-07-17
ISBN : 1633884066
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This primer on essential scientific literacy gives readers the basics to understand themselves and the world around them, plus a glimpse of how much more science has to offer. Science tells us a good deal about who we are, where we come from, the nature of the universe, how our brains work, and much, much more. Unfortunately, most people are largely unaware of this treasure trove of information. As a result, we are more prone to do things like aim nuclear weapons at each other, inflate the meaning of cultural differences, lay waste to the land, poison and deplete the oceans, fill the sky with carbon, and generally make poor judgments that cause needless trouble. This book seeks to remedy this situation by providing scientific answers to the most basic yet important questions about existence. Following the standard six-question list used by journalists researching a news story, critical-thinking advocate Guy P. Harrison turns to science to answer the who, what, why, when, where and how of life on Earth. How old is our planet? Where did it come from and where is it located in the universe? What is everything made of? When did life begin? Who are we as a species and what connections do we share with other life forms? Why is human culture continuously plagued by war, disease, and crime? Harrison not only offers science's best current answers to these crucial questions but shows how all of this information fits together. Going well beyond the simplistic factoids readily available on any smartphone, he reveals the wider implications and deeper meanings inherent in the scientific worldview. Both entertaining and informative, this exciting tour of the cosmos and human nature will leave readers with an accurate, up-to-date view of realities small and large, near and far.

Think Before You Like

Think Before You Like Book
Author : Guy P. Harrison
Publisher : Prometheus Books
Release : 2017-11-14
ISBN : 1633883523
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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At a time when the news cycle turns on a tweet, journalism gets confused with opinion, and facts are treated as negotiable information, applying critical thinking skills to your social media consumption is more important than ever. Guy P. Harrison, an upbeat advocate of scientific literacy and positive skepticism, demonstrates how critical thinking can enhance the benefits of social media while giving users the skills to guard against its dangers. Social media has more than two billion users and continues to grow. Its widespread appeal as a means of staying in touch with friends and keeping up with daily news masks some serious pitfalls-- misinformation, pseudoscience, fraud, propaganda, and irrational beliefs, for example, presented in an attractive, easy-to-share form. This book will teach you how to resist the psychological and behavioral manipulation of social media and avoid the mistakes that millions have already made and now regret. Harrison presents scientific studies that show why your subconscious mind loves social media and how that can work against your ability to critically evaluate information. Among other things, social media reinforces your biases, clouds your judgment with images that leave a false impression, and fills your brain with anecdotes that become cheap substitutes for objective data. The very nature of the technology keeps you in a bubble; by tracking your preferences it sends only filtered newsfeeds, so that you rarely see anything that might challenge your set notions. Harrison explores the implications of having digital "friends" and the effects on mood, self-esteem, and the cultivation of friendship in the real world. He discusses how social media affects attention spans and the ability to consider issues in depth. And he suggests ways to protect yourself against privacy invasion, cyberstalking, biased misinformation, catfishing, trolls, misuse of photos, and the confusion over fake news versus credible journalism.

House of Faith House of Cards

House of Faith House of Cards Book
Author : Eric N. Davis
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2010-05-21
ISBN : 1449085237
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Concise. Vivid. Honest." - Dan Barker, critically acclaimed author of 'Godless' and 'Losing Faith in Faith' "Brutally honest, insightful, and compelling storytelling." - Lyndon Lamborn, author of 'Standing for Something More' When a young couple searched for clues connecting them to a famous ancestor, their journey led them on a path they never expected – converting to Mormonism. House of Faith House of Cards tells the turbulent life story of their son, Eric, including all the typical Mormon experiences, and some extraordinary episodes no Mormon will ever encounter. He participated with family members in his first secret temple ritual – normally reserved for adults – at the age of four, only to be excluded from a similar ceremony, involving his family, thirteen years later. In 1857, a company of 120 immigrants set out from a small Arkansas town, toward California. In a tragic twist of fate, they never reached their destination. While encamped in southern Utah, local Mormons and Paiute Indians launched an ambush, brutally slaughtering the group, in what became known as the Mountain Meadows massacre. 125 years later, Eric would be raised as a Mormon in the same Arkansas community where this wagon train initially departed. There, he learned just how much some people still despised that faith. While training for and serving a church mission in Canada, in the mid-1990s, Eric shared a room and became acquainted with a fellow missionary named Mark Hacking. Less than a decade later, when the disappearance and murder of Hacking’s wife became highly publicized, several international media outlets approached Eric, searching for any juicy detail of the man’s troubled past. These stories are just the tip of the iceberg.

American Atheism 2 0

American Atheism 2 0 Book
Author : Martin Mickan
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release : 2012-03-22
ISBN : 3656157170
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2010 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,1, University of Leipzig (American Studies), language: English, abstract: Odd as it may sound, this paper is not interested in the existence of God or gods. Neither will this paper be a work of advocacy of atheism nor of religion and faith but a not tendentious culture-scientific study on contemporary atheism in the USA and its model of secularism as it is presented in the Internet.

Free Inquiry

Free Inquiry Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Free Inquiry book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Good Thinking

Good Thinking Book
Author : Guy P. Harrison
Publisher : Prometheus Books
Release : 2015-10-06
ISBN : 1633880656
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Critical-thinking skills are essential for life in the 21st century. In this follow-up to his introductory guide Think, and continuing his trademark of hopeful skepticism, Guy Harrison demonstrates in a detailed fashion how to sort through bad ideas, unfounded claims, and bogus information to drill down to the most salient facts. By explaining how the human brain works, and outing its most irrational processes, this book provides the thinking tools that will help you make better decisions, ask the right questions (at the right time), know what to look for when evaluating information, and understand how your own brain subconsciously clouds your judgment. Think you're too smart to be easily misled? Harrison summarizes scientific research showing how easily even intelligent and well-educated people can be fooled. We all suffer from cognitive biases, embellished memories, and the tendency to kowtow to authority figures or be duped by dubious 'truths' packaged in appealing stories. And as primates we are naturally status seekers, so we are prone to irrational beliefs that seem to enhance our sense of belonging and ranking. Emotional impulses and stress also all too often lead us into traps of misperception and bad judgment. Understanding what science has discovered about the brain makes you better equipped to cope with its built-in pitfalls. Good Thinking--the book and the practice-- makes clear that with knowledge and the right thinking skills, anyone can lead a safer, wiser, more efficient, and productive life.

Race and Reality

Race and Reality Book
Author : Guy P. Harrison
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9781591027676
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drawing on research from diverse sources and interviews with key scientists, an award-winning journalist surveys the current state of a volatile, important and confusing subject--the concept of race and the debate over how much it matters. Original. 15,000 first printing.

50 Reasons Jesus Christ Is God

50 Reasons Jesus Christ Is God Book
Author : Charles Jesus Sanferrare
Publisher : Charles Jesus Sanferrare
Release : 2017-06-01
ISBN : 0996941517
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

50 Reasons Jesus Christ Is God book is based on God's invitation, "Come, let us reason together", and offers 50 reasons from the Bible that the reader can use to understand or defend this important and mentally difficult truth: Jesus Christ is God.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography Book
Author : Arthur James Wells
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download The British National Bibliography book written by Arthur James Wells, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

God Evidences and Creation Who God Is and Reasons for Believing

God  Evidences  and Creation  Who God Is and Reasons for Believing Book
Author : David Pratte
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2021-12-06
ISBN : 1794829253
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download God Evidences and Creation Who God Is and Reasons for Believing book written by David Pratte, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Eternal Dining

Eternal Dining Book
Author : Patty McGinnis Phillips
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2011-04-20
ISBN : 1456755196
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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THE BOOK ARRIVED FROM THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS I WENT THROUGH AND THE LOVE I HAVE FOR MY FAMILY. I LOVE THEM JUST AS MUCH AS THEY LOVE ME. I HATED ALL THE THINGS THEY DID FOR ME BECAUSE I COULDN’T EVER REPAY ALL THE THINGS THEY HAVE DONE FOR ME. WHEN YOUR FAMILY BACK AWAY FROM YOU GOD WILL BE THERE TO STEP IN. THERE IS A REASON FOR ANY FAMILY MEMBERS LIVING YOU GOOD OR BAD. THIS WAS HARD FOR ME TO BEAR WHEN MY FAMILY WAS ALWAYS THERE. GOD DOES THINGS FOR A REASON. I FOUND OUT LATER THAT THIS HAD TO HAPPEN SO I COULD DO WHAT HE WANTED ME TO DO. GOD TRAINED ME IN ALL AREAS OF MY LIFE. WRITING THIS BOOK GAVE ME MORE STRENGTH, POWER, AND RESTORATION. IT REVEALED A LOT OF THINGS IN MY LIFE THAT I DIDN’T SEE BEFORE NOW. A LOT OF REVEALATION FROM GOD IS IN THIS BOOK. A LOT OF LOVE IS REVEALED TO ME FROM GOD. GOD TAUGHT ME AS I WROTE THIS BOOK. IF GOD DID NOT LOVE ME I WOULD HAVE NOT MADE IT THROUGH. THIS BOOK CAN HELP PEOPLE THAT IS JUST COMING TO CHRIST. I SPOKE FROM THE HEART WITH EXPERIENCE. IT CAN BE FOR LOST SOULS TO COME TO CHRIST. THIS BOOK CAN GIVE INSIGHT TO THE PEOPLE THAT DON’T FULLY UNDERSTAND AND HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF GODS WORD, OR EVEN DON’T BELIEVE IN HIM. GOD WANTS PEOPLE TO TURN FROM SIN AND WICKEDNESS. GOD HATE SIN AND EVIL. HE WANTS FAITHFULNESS AND RIGHTEOUNESS. GOD WANTS OUR BODY TO BE HIS TEMPLE. THE BOOK IS ABOUT HURT AND PAIN, CHILDREN, BEING A MOTHER. IT’S ABOUT GODLINESS, AND HOW WE SHOULD LIVE LIKE CHRIST. IT TELLS ABOUT HOW TO FIGHT THE DEVILS IN YOUR LIFE AND WHAT TO DO IN TRYING TIMES. I WANT THE READERS TO KNOW THAT THERE IS MORE WRATH COMING AND TO BE PREPARED. JESUS IS COMING BACK AGAIN. THIS BOOK IS ABOUT GODS WORD, ABOUT PEOPLE IN GENERAL AND THE WAY THEY THINK OR DO.IT’S ABOUT BEING A SINGLE PARENT AND SURVING IN LIFE WITH GODS HELP. IT’S ABOUT HAVING FAITH, TRUSTING AND OBEYING GOD WORD. THE BOOK IS ABOUT HAVING A CONVENANT WITH GOD. THIS BOOK TELLS ABOUT EVERYTHING WE NEED TO LINE UP WITH GODS WORD IN ORDER TO GET ON THE PATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. IT’S ABOUT KEEP GOING WHEN OBSTACLES COME IN YOUR WAY. WE HAVE ALL THE HELP WE NEED IN GOD. ALWAYS KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE. DON’T LISTEN TO NEGATIVE TALKING.

Belief in God

Belief in God Book
Author : T. J. Mawson
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0199276315
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Belief in God answers two questions: What, if anything, is it that Jews, Christians, and Muslims are agreeing about when they join in claiming that there is a God? and What, if any, prospects are there for rationally defending or attacking this claim? A highly accessible and engaging introduction to the philosophy of religion, this book offers full coverage of the key issues, from ideas about God's nature and character to arguments for and against his existence. Author T. J. Mawson makes striking new claims and defends or attacks established positions in original ways. His conversational style, lively wit, and enlightening examples make Belief in God simultaneously instructive, thought-provoking, and enjoyable to read.

God of Love and God of Reason

God of Love and God of Reason Book
Author : David R. Mason
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2016-02-18
ISBN : 1498229735
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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These homilies, lectures, and essays vigorously champion the author's conviction that it is reasonable to believe in a God of "pure unbounded love" and, also, that the best religion is a reasonable religion. That is, "the God of Love" is "the God of Reason" and, as a seventeenth-century Cambridge preacher put it, "If you would be religious, be rational in your religion." Thus, these essays challenge both the New Atheists and Fundamentalists, who are twins like Tweedledum and Tweedledee. And they aim, positively, to unpack the meaning and implications of Jesus' dictum: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."

Every day religion being a 4th ser of 50 sermons

Every day religion  being a 4th ser  of 50 sermons Book
Author : Thomas De Witt Talmage
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1876
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Every day religion being a 4th ser of 50 sermons book written by Thomas De Witt Talmage, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.